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arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy

An overview of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Understanding conditions that can cause this disorder will help nurses educate and care for patients. Takeaways: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a description given to various...

Right-sided heart failure

Give the right side of the heart the attention it’s due. Takeaways: In right-sided heart failure, ventricular independence (between the right and left ventricles) can...
resuscitation

Strategies for improving survivorship after sudden cardiac arrest

Survival and recovery continue long after resuscitation. Takeaways: Recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest extends well after discharge. Recovery will look different based on...
basic life support BLS

2020 American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the inpatient setting

Everything healthcare providers need to know Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue of American...
respiratory COVID-19

Nursing care plan for outpatients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 disease

COVID-19 is associated with a plethora of complications for those who suffer from both mild and severe forms of the disease. Although research is...
hypertension in women

Hypertension in women commonly misidentified as part of menopause

Up to 50 percent of women develop high blood pressure before age 60 While complications of pregnancy and early menopause increase the future risk of...
medications heart failure management

Medications for heart failure management: What nurses need to know

Learn about heart failure medications to ensure improved outcomes Takeaways: Learn about the newest medications to treat heart failure, including adverse effects, indications, and nursing implications. ...

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines

A new milestone study with results published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke...
Hypertension

What goes up must come down: Hypertension and the JNC-8 guidelines

Essential (primary) hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to illness and death in the United States. Frequently termed the silent killer,...

Recognizing heart failure symptoms can improve patient self-management

Click here to download the PDF. Despite life-sustaining medical management for patients with critically worsening symptoms, heart failure (HF) prevalence continues to rise. An estimated...
Hypertensive

Responding to a hypertensive crisis

Clifton Jones, an African-American male aged 59, comes to the emergency department (ED) complaining of headache and blurred vision. After the triage nurse measures...

What’s new in anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation?

Mrs. Muriel H, age 78, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit with GI bleeding. She has a 5-year history of atrial fibrillation and has...

Study: Higher Hgb or receiving EPO doesn’t improve neuro outcomes in patients with TBI

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration through blood...

Reducing sepsis deaths: A systems approach to early detection and management

An interdisciplinary sepsis initiative eases the sepsis burden on patients, families, and the healthcare system.

FDA approves new hemophilia treatment

On June 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children...

Moderate dietary protein intake may reduce stroke risk

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein,...

Study: Thrombolytics significantly reduce mortality in sudden-onset PE

According to a study in JAMA, adding thrombolytics to conventional approaches when treating patients with sudden-onset pulmonary embolism is associated with 47% fewer deaths...

Guidelines for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening released

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. One of the recommendations is one-time screening by ultrasonography...

At least 10% of MI patient may have undiagnosed diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a myocardial infarction (MI) may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart...

von Willebrand disease 101

Learn the basics about the most common inherited bleeding disorder.

FDA approves first implantable wireless device with remote monitoring to measure PAP in certain...

On May 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the CardioMEMS HF System, which measures the pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) and heart...

Study: Pradaxa reduces stroke and death, but increases GI bleeding compared to warfarin

According to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pradaxa (dabigatran), in comparison to warfarin, was associated with a lower risk...

Study: New drug effective for ACE-inhibitor angioedema

A Phase II study found that patients with ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema who received ecallantide were more likely to be discharged sooner than those treated...

Exercise is key part of stroke recovery

Exercise should be prescribed for stroke survivors because it can significantly reduce disability and the risk of recurrent stroke, according to “Physical Activity and...

Providing optimal care for patients with central catheters

Confused about central catheters? Here’s what you need to know.

Continuous renal replacement therapy: Dialysis for critically ill patients

This technique slowly removes wastes and excess plasma water, helping patients recover from their illness.

WHO releases new hepatitis C guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.” Access the guidelines.

Celiac disease linked to increased risk for CAD

People with celiac disease may have a nearly twofold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to...
Fruits and Vegetables are dietary Staples of Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

A precursor to serious complications, this dangerous condition is on the rise among Americans.

Shhhhhh! Quiet zone

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

Benefits of exercise training in heart failure

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a...

FDA approves Impavido to treat leishmaniasis

On March 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Impavido (miltefosine) to treat a tropical disease called leishmaniasis. Read more.

Study: Gestational diabetes may increase risk for atherosclerosis later in midlife

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be at risk for early atherosclerosis during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases, according...

Study: U.S. women don’t know most stroke warning signs

According to a study in Stroke, many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke. Of the 1,205 women in the...

Study: Fatigue common in CHD

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week...

Can teach-back reduce hospital readmissions?

A study shows this method helps educators focus on topics the patient doesn’t fully grasp.

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